Behind the Scenes

The dramedy GLOW, starring Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, is based on the real 1980s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, an off-brand women's wrestling business.

I Am Not Okay With This

I Am Not Okay With This, which shares producers with Stranger Things and likewise has a telekinetic heroine at the core of its plot, is worth seeing if you love Eleven as a telekinetic badass in Stranger Things.


With child hands, Silverpoint is Stranger Things. The show centres on a group of teenagers at a summer camp who look into the disappearance of four children in 1997, more than two decades earlier, and was so plainly influenced by Stranger Things that it might as well have been dubbed Britisher Things.

Outer Range

Don't be duped by the horses and cowboy hats. Outer Range is a Western programme that also explores the paranormal.

Paradise (Paraiso)

The success of Stranger Things is already having an impact on new projects that were categorically pushed to streaming execs as "It's Stranger Things... except THIS." This approximately translates to "the supernaturally entangled youths are in Spain" in Paradise.

Fear Street: 1994 / Fear Street: 1978 / Fear Street: 1666

Proving once and for all that nostalgia always wins, the Fear Street trilogy has been insanely popular on Netflix since the first film, 1994, premiered. 

Black Spot

The Upside Down gate, which is where all the creatures that have kept our heroes in top fighting form for three seasons are located, is located in Hawkins, which makes it essential to the story of Stranger Things.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Like Stranger Things, Joss Whedon's classic supernatural teen series is appealing to everyone ages 12 and up, as it follows young people coming of age while battling monsters. 


Because both episodes began with children going missing, there were many similarities to Stranger Things when the mind-bending German series Dark made its premiere in 2017.